What’s in my hospital bag for baby number 2?

This past week I’ve been busy packing my hospital bag. You can catch up here with what I packed first time around.

Second time around I’ve learnt a few things. Don’t just pack sleepsuits for 0-3 months otherwise your baby will look like she’s wearing a sack! In fact last time I didn’t even buy new baby clothes they were all 0-3 months. She did grow into them though. I’ve invested in sleepsuits from Next which have the turn over cuffs for baby hands. Much better than having separate little scratch mitts which I kept losing.

What's in my hospital bag for baby number 2?

Here are my hospital bag lists for mum and baby:

Hospital Bag List For Baby

  • 2 x packs of Water Wipes
  • 22 pack of size 1 nappies (Freebie from the Emma’s Diary bag)
  • Sudocrem
  • 2 x size up to 1 month vests
  • 2 x size 0-3 month vests
  • 2 x size up to 1 month sleep suits
  • 2 x size 0-3 month sleep suits
  • Going home outfit for baby and outside all in one bear suit.
  • Hat and scratch mitts
  • 2 x blankets
  • 3 x muslin cloths
  • Baby comforter toy and teddy

Pregnant woman packing suitcase for maternity hospital at home

Hospital Bag List For Mum

  • Maternity Pads
  • Breast Pads
  • Kindle
  • 4 x Big Pants
  • Chocolate and snacks (for dad and after having baby)
  • Phone charger
  • Cardigan
  • 2 x Loose fitting trousers ( I got a couple of flowery pairs from Primark for £3 each)
  • 3 x Stretchy vest tops ( Matalan do long vests for £4 each)
  • Nursing bra
  • Hair brush and toiletries
  • Cushion

Pin for later:

Hospital Bag Pack List - For mum and baby

Personalised Muslin Cloths

The lovely people at Able Labels have kindly sent me over the muslin cloths for my hospital bag and they are personalised for the new baby as well!

Personalised muslin cloths

(I have covered up the full name due to not everyone knowing in my family what she is going to be called)

The personalised muslin cloths arrived wrapped in tissue paper with a bow around them. The embroidered name we have chosen for our daughter is in big letters in a gorgeous font. We chose it to be in pink. But you can choose from a variety of colours.

Personalised muslin cloths

The 3 pack of personalised muslin cloths are made from 100% cotton and very soft to the touch. They are around 72cm x 72cm square so a decent size for use around the home or out with the baby.

They will make a wonderful baby shower gift and at only £12.00 it’s not going to break for the bank for a quality gift.


Able Labels have kindly offered one of my readers a set of 3 personalised muslin cloths. To enter the giveaway, please fill in the gleam widget below. Remember the more entries you complete the greater the chance of winning.

Good Luck!

Win personalised muslin cloths from Able Labels

*Terms and Conditions – There is one prize of a set of 3 personalised muslin cloths to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Gleam from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a name, UK address and choice of name and embroidery colour for the muslin cloth for shipping before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to Able Labels and used only for fulfillment of the prize.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it helpful.




  1. Colin Gault
    May 13, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    Nope looks good

  2. Adrian Bold
    May 13, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Great list. Maybe an eye mask / ear plugs for if you manage to grab some sleep at any stage after the birth 🙂 Thanks for the competition.

  3. Hannah Scudder
    May 13, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    No looks like you are all prepared.

  4. Tammy Neal
    May 13, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Great list x

  5. Ellie Welch
    May 13, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    an eye mask

  6. Danielle Pooley
    May 13, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I don’t think so, think you have everything

  7. Ellie Welch
    May 13, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    you forgot an eyelash to help you sleep when your ward mates keep putting the lights on xxx

  8. Emily D
    May 13, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Flip flops/slippers 🙂 I have witch hazel ready to go in mine as is rumoured to really help with recovery especially if stitches are involved!

  9. Charlie Brunton
    May 13, 2018 / 7:09 am

    I think your list covers everything tbh! Maybe a cooling face spray?

  10. Jessica Barber
    May 12, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Great list! Can’t think of anything you’ve missed!!

  11. Jessica Barber
    May 12, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Great list! Can’t think of anything you’ve missed!!

  12. Carol Boffey
    May 12, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    great giveaway

  13. Toni Pearson
    May 12, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    slippers/flip flops

  14. Kim M
    May 12, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    My midwife told me to take biscuits – if I was breastfeeding and got really hungry in the night x

  15. Theresa Thomas
    May 11, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    slippers for you or thick sock, me feet were really cold when I was in labour

  16. Lizzy Cooper
    May 11, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I don’t think so, your list looks complete! 🙂

  17. Tina Edwards
    May 11, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    i think you have everything covered

  18. hrlc19
    May 11, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    A camera to take first photos

  19. Laura Muir
    May 10, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I’ll be shoving my ipod in for music – helps me get through anything! I’m dreading labour already and i’m only a few months pregnant!

  20. paula cheadle
    May 10, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    slippers for you and some bibs for baby, I can’t see anything that you might need

  21. Julie
    May 8, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    I would take a small gift for baby number 1 from her little sister.

  22. Nia Dunn
    May 8, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    For me I’ll be taking Lucozade for a pick me up!

  23. Gemma
    May 8, 2018 / 11:35 am

    The only thing I can think of are slippers – looks like you’ve got everything else covered!

  24. Sammie Richardson
    May 6, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I’d put some isotonic drinks in or Lucozade they are very helpful through labour and afterwards

  25. Emily Neasham
    May 4, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    This would be amazing

  26. amanda w
    May 1, 2018 / 10:53 am

    it looks to me like youv got everything covered!!! 🙂

  27. Amanda Noble
    May 1, 2018 / 1:47 am

    Think you have it covered to be honest! X

  28. Maria P
    April 29, 2018 / 11:49 am

    warm socks and slippers 🙂

  29. EJ Dunn
    April 27, 2018 / 7:54 am

    I would take a couple of bibs, just in case.

  30. Laura Bryant
    April 26, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Definitely slippers

  31. Carrie-Anne Brown
    April 24, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    No i don’t think so! sounds perfect to me 🙂

  32. April 23, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Slippers or flip flops for walking around/to the toilet

  33. Emma C
    April 22, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    A phone preloaded with a birthing playlist

  34. hannah wood
    April 20, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Yeah slippers.

  35. Kerry Brown
    April 20, 2018 / 7:56 am

    Flip flops for in the shower 🙂

  36. zoe brown
    April 18, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    im not a mum but my sister would say pads pads pads

  37. Jennifer bruce
    April 18, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I had lucozade in my bag, I couldn’t eat through the contractions as it made me feel sick, so I got energy from lucozade. I know it’s not for everyone though

  38. Michelle Ferguson
    April 17, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Good list, can’t think of anything you have missed

  39. Ursula Hunt
    April 17, 2018 / 11:41 am


  40. Tee Simpson
    April 16, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Slippers. I found them useful when I had my baby 4 weeks ago. It was nice being comfy afterwards. Also a dressing gown for comfort.

  41. Lorna Ledger
    April 16, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Sanitary wear 😉 Lovely prize x

  42. Sue McCarthy
    April 16, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  43. Elzbieta Znyk
    April 16, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Nothing is missing, well done!

  44. Solange
    April 16, 2018 / 3:51 am

    I think you have everything you need.

  45. Angi
    April 15, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss, particularly at this time.

  46. Natalie Crossan
    April 14, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    No you have a fantastic list xx

  47. Danielle Spencer
    April 14, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    I think you have everything packed and ready to go!

  48. Fay
    April 14, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Not that I can think of, but I’m not a mummy yet so don’t listen to me! Lol. (I would love to win for my best friend who was due her first baby 9 days ago)

  49. Charlotte Bicknell
    April 14, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Not exactly an essential item but I’ve heard that crunching ice lollies through contractions can help – something I might be trying! X

  50. Margaret Gallagher
    April 14, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Can’t think of anything else – wishing you all luck for your big day

  51. john prendergast
    April 14, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    looks like you have everything ready on your list

  52. Kim Neville
    April 14, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Great list. I had a dummy and infacol in case needed

  53. jo liddement
    April 14, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    A camera to take the newborn baby pics.

  54. Rachel Craig
    April 14, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Good that you have done a list. As requirements can vary due to personal preferences, circumstances, etc.

    Good to be organised, which it seems you are. Good to make use of your previous experience. Best Wishes!

    Looking forward to being updated in regards to new addition, etc.

  55. Lynn Hughes
    April 14, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Nice prize

  56. Angela Treadway
    April 14, 2018 / 11:42 am

    Nope think you got it all x

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